Learn more about the members of the Sayvee team, what they do, and what makes them tick!
Founder and CEO
STEVE
DEVRIES

The Man with the Plan

FAVOURITE FOOD

Brisket and Fries

Steve is the founder and CEO of Sayvee Creative. Since 1999 Steve has been involved in software development, marketing development and execution, consulting and building business applications for a wide variety of companies and corporations, including John Deere Corporation, Warner Brothers, and the Club Penguin Founders. 

Steve is extremely detail-oriented, specializing in entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and business development. His knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset to the production and marketing cycles in deployment. Steve is a strategic thinker with a sharp business mind and has built an incredible amount of trust in business markets

General Manager
Josh
Byron

Organizer of All the Things

FAVOURITE FOOD

A Warm Sprout Focaccia
Loaf with a Side of 7-11
Honey/Garlic Chicken
Wings

LIKES TO JAM TO

Sail Away by David Gray

Josh has been an integral part of Sayvee’s growth for over 12 years. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan with a degree in International Relations, Josh began as a project manager and has helped grow and expand the company into a full-service marketing agency.

Josh has completed several courses with tech incubator, Accelerate Okanagan, giving him a specialty background in minimal viable product launches and venture acceleration, as well as, non-profit management, completed through Okanagan College. Josh’s role entails the overall development of Sayvee’s team, product, and service offerings, and the operational underpinnings of the company.

In his spare time, Josh has served on several non-profit boards and organizing committees including the University of British Columbia Senate (Convocation Senator), Hope for the Nations (Board Chair), Global Citizen Kelowna, and TEDxKelowna.

Administrative & Bookkeeping Coordinator
Rose
Rhyno

Rose has a can-do attitude and she’s not afraid to use it. (She knows where all the bodies are buried)

FAVOURITE FOOD

Summer Salads

LIKES TO JAM TO

Follow Your Arrow - Kasey Musgraves

A genuine passion for keeping everyone and everything organized.

Many years of finance and administrative experience.

Account Executive
Peter
Allott
Selling Snow to Penguins Since 1972
FAVOURITE FOOD

Crème Brûlée

LIKES TO JAM TO

The Beautiful South

A graduate in Graphic Design, Peter has over 20 years of experience building and designing campaigns for B2B and B2C clients such as Mobil, Philips, and Creda, etc.

He has worked as a senior marketing professional for companies such as Siemens and Sophos and holds an MA in Strategic Marketing Management from Kingston University, London.

Marketing Specialist
Will
Brandes

A strategic planner with hair that has a lustrous shine (ask him how he does it)

FAVOURITE FOOD

Anything and everything that goes on a Charcuterie Board

LIKES TO JAM TO

Beer Never Broke My Heart - Luke Combs

He has a strong passion for client success, and helping brands adapt in this ever changing multi-media landscape.

Recieving an Advertising Club of Toronto Scholarship in Marketing and Digital Media Management, Will has climbed the ladder in the marketing agency world, working on numerous National brands such as Adidas, Taylor Made, Diago, and more.

Client Services
LINDSAY
MCGILLIVRAY

Like a Honey Badger, But Opposite

FAVOURITE FOOD

Eggs Benedict on a Stuffing Waffle

LIKES TO JAM TO

Any and All Covers

Lindsay is our client services representative, ensuring our clients are taken care of and that their daily marketing needs are taken care of in a timely fashion.

Lindsay has customer service/tech support experience with large companies like eBay and Symantec, and has worked extensively in the fields of web management services, client services, and customer training.

Senior Software Engineer
arif
Islam

Doing the Stuff No One Else Understands

FAVOURITE FOOD

Turkish Kebab

LIKES TO JAM TO

Country Music

Arif works on customized software projects for our clients and does everything from coding and connecting client systems and platforms together, to making sure they work seamlessly.

He has over 10 years experience in software development, database design, system design, cloud computing, and technical support, along with a deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns. He has a BSC in Computer Science and Engineering and has work experience with a large number of subscribers, digital media houses, and telecommunications companies.

Technical Services Specialist
Joe
Bouchard

Telling People to ‘Turn it Off and Back on Again’ for a Living

FAVOURITE FOOD

Spicy Sashimi

LIKES TO JAM TO

Aggressive Dubstep

Joe ensures servers for websites stay active and problem-free. He also addresses any bugs and glitches that come up with client websites, makes sure our own Sayvee site is always running smoothly, and that our Kelowna web development projects transition to the web smoothly.

On top of all that, he also provides technical support and is always there for our clients 7 days a week.

Project Manager
Yves
Stäheli

Fake accent, real project management skills.

FAVOURITE FOOD

Pizza

LIKES TO JAM TO

Dig - Incubus

Builds digital experiences & brands that connect with their audiences.

Yves has been a key member in creating and enhancing brands in multiple sectors, in Mauritius, both in strategy and execution. He loves technology, whether it’s used professionally or for leisure. He really gets a kick out of learning to use new gadgets and software.

Content Strategist
Andrew
buckley
Putting Letters in the Correct Order Since
1984
FAVOURITE FOOD

Bread. All the Bread

LIKES TO JAM TO

Classic Rock and the
Occasional Show Tune

Andrew crafts engaging words that bring results. With over 13 years of professional writing experience, 10 years in marketing, and a graduate of Excellence from the Vancouver Film School, Andrew creates content across a variety of media channels.

As a published author of fiction for adults and children and an accomplished public speaker on the art of storytelling, Andrew infuses a powerful narrative to all marketing and lead generation strategies for Sayvee clients.

Digital Marketing Specalist
ANKITH
SHETTY
A True Master of the Digital Advertising
Arts
FAVOURITE FOOD

Butter Chicken

Ankith is a digital marketing specialist with paid media experience in several industries including retail, real estate, e-commerce, education, and more.

Ankith has expertly run online marketing campaigns for many clients, both B2C and B2B, using several platforms such as Native Advertisement, Push Notification Advertisement, Vernacular Advertisement, and Programmatic Advertisement. Ankith is also the proud winner of the Youtube Reach Planner Hackathon 2018.

Creative Designer
Maurits
nienhuis
Visual Design Guru and Official Office
Hipster
FAVOURITE FOOD

Curry

LIKES TO JAM TO

John Mayer - Continuum

A media and design graduate from the Netherlands, Maurits heads up the creative team at Sayvee, overseeing the creation of mind-blowing graphics and video to the benefit of our clients.

Maurits has over 13 years of graphic design experience, 7 years videography/video editing, and 9 years of direct marketing— a wealth of experience delivering results that look good every single time.

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